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Beijing drama
Exclusive images of Paul Andreu's National Theatre
The widely disputed Beijing National Theater is now close to completion and is scheduled to be put into operation in July 2007. The National Theater, located beside the west of Beijing People’s Great Hall and south of Chang’an Street, covers an area of 11.893 hectares, with a total construction area of 149520m2 and total investment of 2.688 Billion RMB Yuan. The main structure consists of a 2,461 seat opera house, concert hall with 2,017 seats, a theater with seating for 1,040 and a public hall together with support .............more
Farrell in China
London based Terry Farrell and Partners are to design tallest building in Shenzhen. The practice won in an international competition featuring some of the world’s best known architects and have been commissioned to design the 439m tall Kingkey Finance Tower. .............more
Foster + Partners' design in Kazakhstan
Set to become a dramatic civic focal point for the capital of Kazakhstan, the soaring structure rises from a 200m elliptical base to form the highest peak on the skyline of Astana. The 100,000sqm centre’s unique concept to provide a sheltered environment embracing an .............more
Sleeping in Seattle
MulvannyG2 Architecture, in venture with Gluckman Mayner Architects, has designed a new hotel and residential high-rise tower in the Denny Triangle area of Downtown Seattle. The 35+ storey project, being developed by the R.C. Hedreen Company at the southwest corner of 8th and Olive, will include 350 guestrooms and approximately 180 luxury 1 and 2 bedroom residential units. .............more
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